The Parents' Review
A Monthly Magazine of Home-Training and Culture
Edited by Charlotte Mason.
"Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life."
The Eternal Child
Volume 1, 1890, pg. 914
All his rest is on her arm;
She, his only shield from harm;
She doth his sole meat supply;
All his joy is in her eye.
Helpless, that is not his care;
A burden, she is strong to bear;
Fragile, will not she forefend?
Ailing--soft, her love shall tend.
Jesus, Saviour, Son of man,
Who camest, Infant of a span,
Was Mary Thy one mother mild,
Or art Thou ever born a Child?
My trembling heart doth in me burn;
There, perchance, shall I discern,
Though the stall be all defiled,
The tender form of Christ the Child:
Is there One, a little One,
Who lieth sweetly as a son--
All His meat, the Father's grace,
All His joy, the Father's face;
Rueing not His feeble state,
Fearing not the ills that wait,
Safe, nor asking why, nor how--
Jesus, then, not I, but Thou!
Other fearsome inmates there;
Evil dragons, giant Care;
Hope, joyous, sees them led in thrall,
This "Little One" shall rule them all.
Typed by Dawn R, Jan 2018